Beneath the scorching sun she stood persistently,
Pearly sweat dripping down her forehead,
It died as it disappeared into the soil sporadically.
Wearing a red top with polka dots and white shorts;
She stood on the lawn folding her hands,
After she had a small quarrel with mom.
People passing by looked at her in wonder;
Nobody had a clue what she was up to;
A few questioned but no one got an answer.
Her friends interrupted but she didn’t really care,
Some pushed her around yet she wasn’t scared.
She stared into the sun, with her hands stroking her hair.
The face-off between the lil angel and the sun,
Went on till evening, starting from mid noon.
She’d even skipped lunch, still she didn’t complain.
Just then came her neighbour Carey, her little best friend.
Looking at her, he giggled and said
”Don’t do that Gwen, you’ll turn dark. Just the way I am”.
Hearing this Gwen glowed with happiness and ran to him.
” How I wish it happens Carey. That’s why I’m standing here all set to tan.
At least then, mom won’t mind your company cos we both will look the same.”